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Libya: Double car bombing kills 33 in Benghazi

Fighters and security officials from east Libyan forces among at least 33 killed in Benghazi attacks.

Migrant hopes for France freeze on Italian mountain trail

Cisse and Ibrahim have never seen snow before. After fleeing crisis-hit Libya by boat and making their way up Italy, the exhausted pair trudge in flimsy trainers along a pitch-black mountain trail in a night-time bid to reach France....Show More Summary

Car bombs kill at least 27 in Benghazi, Libya

Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, killing 27 and wounding more than 30 in an attack timed to cause mass casualties among first responders, officials said. Capt. Tarek Alkharraz, spokesman for military and...

Twin car bombs kill more than 30 in Libya's Benghazi: officials

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 33 people dead and dozens more wounded, including senior security figures and civilians, officials said.

Double car bombing in Libya's Benghazi kills at least 11

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded, according to officials and a Reuters witness.

New videos expose torture of African refugees in Libya

Illegal detention centres, extortion and slavery have become common as many people trying to reach Europe are either caught or returned to Libya.

Human smugglers operate as 'independent traders,' study finds

Latest research shows a lack of overarching coordination or the involvement of any "kingpin"-style monopolies in the criminal operations illegally transporting people from the Horn of Africa into Northern Europe via Libya.

Mines still claim legs and lives in Libya's Benghazi, months after war ceased

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - As military deminers warily picked their way through streets wrecked by war in Benghazi, a loud blast rang out - a familiar sound in the Libyan city, areas of which are riddled with deadly explosives and booby traps.

Baby dies amid migrant rescue chaos in Med

A three-month old baby has died after being picked up by rescuers at sea off Libya, because bad weather and a lack of boats made a medical evacuation impossible, aid organisations said Thursday. Over 1,600 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean since Tuesday, including many women and children. Show More Summary

Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

Stronger border controls in Turkey and Libya, together with instability in northern Morocco, are pushing record numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers to attempt a hazardous western Mediterranean Sea passage from … Click to Continue...

'Nobody should be forcibly returned to Libya': HRW chief

European authorities should not be sending migrants trying to reach the continent back to Libya until the security situation there has stabilised, the chief of Human Rights Watch said. "The way migrants are treated in Libya is horrendous,...Show More Summary

UN envoy says military forces in Libya are flexing muscles

The U.N. envoy for Libya says military forces "are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country" and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government. Ghassan Salame told the … Click to Continue »

Italy approves military mission in Niger, more troops to North Africa

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people toward Europe, many of whom wash up on Italian shores.

Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

ROME (Reuters) - Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.

Gunbattle in Libya's capital kills 20, closes airport

Heavily armed Libyan militias clashed in Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people and forcing the capital's only airport to close, officials said. The Health Ministry said another 63 … Click to Continue »

Republican defends Trump’s ‘shthole countries’ remark: Obama once called Libya a ‘shtshow’

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Appearing on MSNBC Saturday afternoon, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R) attempted to deflect accusations of racism against President Donald Trump  by bringing up a comment by former President Barack Obama. Speaking with host Alex Witt, Blackwell described working in multiple...

Teacher Visits Every Country in the World

In Detroit, middle school social studies teacher Rufus McGaugh has completed his goal to visit all the countries in the world. It took McGaugh 49 years to do it, but last May he crossed the finish line when he visited Libya, the 252nd country on his list. Show More Summary

Libya marks destruction of last chemical arms: watchdog

Libya marked the destruction of its last toxic arms Thursday, hailed by the world's chemical weapons watchdog as a "historic occasion" to make the world a safer place. The final destruction of some 500 metric tonnes of chemical products...Show More Summary

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